The Results are in: Chili’n 2013 Winners

Results! Results!

It was a great competition. So much thanks go out to these cooks for participating. They gave out over 2,000 samples of chili + salsa, combined!!

The winners of the showmanship portion of the contest went to:
3rd: Packin’ Some Heat, Wauwatosa, WI
2nd: No Beans About It, Michael Oblamski, Menomonee Falls
1st: Meinecke Mayhem, Wauwatosa, WI

 

The winners of the salsa competition are as follows:
3rd: Jill Goldberg of Jill’s Leapin’ Lambeau
2nd: David Wall of Meinecke Mayhem, with Sweet Swellin’
1st: Matt Stippich of Trial by Fire with Trial by Salsa

 

The winners of the People’s Choice award are as follows:
3rd place: Nacho Libre, led by Heidi Sekowski from Naperville, IL
2nd place: Trial by Fire, led by East Tosa’s Matt Stippich
1st place: Twisted Spoke, led by Wauwatosa’n Al Strombowski

 

In the ‘open’ competition (chili where basically anything goes), the winners were all from East Tosa! Keeping it local!
3rd – Packin Some Heat, lead by Steve Carpenter and Chris Tait
2nd – Trial by Fire, lead by Matt Stippich
1st – Dos Sombreros, lead by Chris Turner and Scott Miller

 

And now for the official CASI ( CASI Chili Appreciation Society International ) results. This chili is a meat and gravy only chili and must be judged on the following: Aroma, Consistency, Red Color, Taste, + Aftertaste. Each place has points assigned to it and the cooks who belong to CASI can go on to participate in other national competitions if they have enough points.

10th – Heidi Sekowski, Naperville, IL
9th- David Wall, Wauwatosa, WI
8th – Jill Goldberg, Madison, WI
7th – John Gastaldedo, Downers Grove, IL
6th – Rick Geiger, Midlothian, IL
5th- Matt Stippich, Wauwatosa, WI
4th- Christina Piel, Wauwatosa, WI
3rd – TICKET NUMBER 27118
2nd – Georgia Weller, Rockton, IL
1st- Al Strombowski, Wauwatosa, WI

 

Thanks to our local restaurants, Il Mito, The Sherbrooke, BelAir, and Cranky Al’s.  They all competed in our bloody mary throwdown. While it was a close contest, we could only have 1 winner.  This year, the award goes to Sherbrooke for their Bloody Canuk! Thanks too all of the people who took one (or 4) for the team and enjoyed the bloodies!

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Congrats to all!!!!!